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Kawasaki W800 Retro On Its Way?

This is a picture of the Kawasaki W650 that was available for sale in the United States for just a couple of years (I believe 2000 and 2001).  It was available in other markets until 2008, and was generally well-received by both the press and enthusiasts who bought one. 

It is rumored that Kawasaki is about to debut a successor displacing approximately 800cc and known as the W800.  The original W650 had a 360 degree crank, operative kick starter and other retro influences intended to mimic a British twin of the 1970s.  The W800 is expected to have more power (coming from the larger displacement), fuel injection (replacing the carbs on the old model), and possibly a disc rear brake (the W650 had a drum in back).

If the W800 does appear this year, it will probably be shown first this fall at Cologne, and we have no idea whether it will be made available in the U.S. market.  If you own an old W650, post a comment with your impressions of the bike.